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Absolute Friends by John le Carré
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Jan 20, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: adventure, fiction, spy

I'm a sucker for spy novels, so when someone left this at our bookswap brunch, I zero'd right in on it. I definitely enjoyed it, but didn't think it had much substance. However, it was a perfect novel to relax the mind.

I enjoyed the descriptions of East Berlin and West Berlin and the Anarchists and Communists. The descriptions of how the double agents were made was a lot of fun. Being a real spy would not be fun, if you really had to pretend to be in a dead-end job with no ambition. It was definitely interesting to be thrown back into a cold-war novel, though at the end I found it a little boring and I started skimming.

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Otis Chandler Thanks!

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